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Articles from the June 14, 2017 edition

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 By David Grieder    News    June 14, 2017

Texico fire chief 'always went the extra mile'

TEXICO — Those who knew him described Lewis Cooper as a lifelong community servant, a compelling leader and a role model. For over 50 years, Cooper worked with the Texico Fire Department. Until his death Monday at age 78, he had been the chief...

 

Events calendar - June 14

Today • Little Sprouts storytime — 10:30 a.m. at Portales Public Library for preschoolers. Story: “Hi Ho, Daddio!” Information: 575-356-3940 • Toddler Time — 10 a.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library for ages 10 months-3 years....

 

Pages past - June 14

On this date ... 1952: Frank Decatur White was preparing to lead the annual free cooking school to be held at the Lyceum theater in Clovis. White was "a nationally known demonstrator, home economist,...

 

Meetings calendar - June 14

Today • Planning and Zoning Commission — 3 p.m. at city hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 Thursday • Clovis MainStreet — 8:15 a.m. at 418 N. Main St. Information: 575-309-8370 • Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority — 1 p.m....

 

Armed robbery under investigation

CLOVIS — The Clovis Police Department is investigating an armed robbery Monday night at a mobile phone business on the 3200 block of North Prince Street, according to CPD Lt. Daron Roach. Around 8:02 p.m., police received a report of a “white...

 

Jail logs - June 14

Jail logs Booked The following were booked into local jails Monday: Clovis • Michael Pettibone, 38, out of state fugitive • Miguel Garcia, 19, distribution of marijuana • Chandler Lucero-Hutchinson, 22, probation violation • Sergio...

 

Routine maintenance finds leaky hydrants

PORTALES - Routine maintenance to city fire hydrants has revealed eight are leaking and in need of repair, Public Works Director John DeSha said on Tuesday. DeSha said it's normal for the city to...

 
 By Stephanie Losoya    News    June 14, 2017

Honoring flag means following etiquette

Many across eastern New Mexico are pledging their allegiance to the star-spangled banner today. Flag Day is celebrated every June 14 across the nation to commemorate adoption of the U.S. flag in...

 

Weekly New Mexico fishing report

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and New Mexico Department of Game & Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream,...

 
 By Stephanie Losoya    News    June 14, 2017

Racers gear up for Saturday's derby

CLOVIS - On your mark. Get set. The 16th annual Clovis Soap Box Derby is a go for 9 a.m. on Saturday. Rotary Club members and community volunteers are gearing up for the race, and winners reminiscing...

 

Hounds add eight volleyball signess

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University officially added eight new players to its 2017 volleyball roster, according to a Tuesday release from the college. One of the players, libero Sierra Joyner, will join the Greyhounds as a senior. The...

 

Partisan games keep state from moving forward

Once again, perceived vagaries in New Mexico law — and animosity between Gov. Susana Martinez and the Democrat-majority Legislature — have led to district court. This time, the Legislative Council — which authorized a lawsuit in April in an...

 
 By Rube Render    Voices    June 14, 2017

Comey a shifty political operative

Whatever else James Comey may be, the one thing that has become evident after all the testimony he provided various congressional committees is that he is the consummate political operative. Any...

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices    June 14, 2017

Won't pretend a weed isn't a weed

I am completely in love with liberty. My own, yours, and everyone else’s. I want more people to understand it, love it, and live it. I am not afraid of you having and enjoying liberty to the...

 

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